Lawyers representing a class-action lawsuit against “BitBoy Crypto” YouTuber Ben Armstrong and other crypto celebrities for allegedly promoting failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX have claimed Armstrong has made many threats against them.
According to a March 20 court filing in a Florida district court by the class action’s lawyers, Armstrong “began harassing” the lawyers after the suit was filed on March 15 with “endless phone calls, tweets, and emails,” as well as “insulting and threatening posts on Twitter, YouTube, and other social media.”
Armstrong is one of numerous “FTX influencers” cited in the $1 billion lawsuit because they allegedly “promoted [the] FTX crypto fraud without disclosing compensation.”
Armstrong was accused of “at times making up to 21 calls within a 45-minute period” and leaving voicemails “full of vulgarities” that “specifically” targeted the lawyers, according to the document.
Adam Moskowitz of the law firm representing the class attached an affidavit from paralegal Lorenza Ospina who claimed they received numerous calls, voicemails, and threatening emails that allegedly came from Armstrong.
The petition also claimed that the voicemails included warnings to Moskowitz, including one in which Armstrong allegedly informed Moskowitz, “we’re going to have First Amendment protesters around your house 24/7 day and night.”
Another voicemail, the lawyers claimed, informed them that “the ‘home addresses’ of the ‘lawyers’ are ‘being circulated on Reddit.'”
The filing also showed screenshots of Armstrong’s tweets aimed at Moskowitz, in which the YouTuber seems to be posting disparaging comments on the lawyer.
Armstrong’s ire on Moskowitz and the class action suit centers on his denial of promoting FTX or contacting the bankrupt exchange before.
Armstrong’s March 16 YouTube video was also mentioned in the complaint. The petition claimed that it was directed at the lawyers and individuals who purchased the action, and that Armstrong was “coming at them with full force.”
According to the lawyers, Armstrong pushed “others to join the attacks.”
The court complaint also stated that this is not the first time Armstrong produced “threatening controversy” after filing and eventually dropping a defamation suit against fellow YouTube content producer Erling Mengshoel Jr, popularly known as “Atozy.”
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